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The RFP vs. the Two Step Process — Choosing Group Health Insurance

Many employers look at employee benefits as a commodity, bidding out their plans annually — and who can blame them? Rising health care costs coupled with a challenging economic environment have forced many human resources decision-makers to focus heav…

Think Globally, Learn Mobile-ly

Most companies have some form of employee training program, but those that are progressive are embracing the mobile or e-learning platform. The benefits of this type of learning are twofold: It can be done anywhere and at any time, and the learner doesn’t have to be removed from what he or she is learning about.

Why Buy Group Health Insurance through a Broker?

Employers have a lot of choices when it comes to buying group health insurance, including going directly to a carrier (or one of its agents), buying online, or going through a broker.

Think Globally, Learn Mobile-ly

Most companies have some form of employee training program, but those that are progressive are embracing the mobile or e-learning platform. The benefits of this type of learning are twofold: It can be done anywhere and at any time, and the learner doesn’t have to be removed from what he or she is learning about.

Highlights of Employer and Insurer Reporting Requirements | Byrne, Byrne & Company

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provides that individuals who do not have minimum essential (basic medical) coverage will owe a penalty unless they qualify for an exemption.

2015 Cost-of-Living Adjustments | Chicago Benefits Broker

By Linda Rowings Many employee benefit limits are automatically adjusted each year for inflation (this is often referred to as an “indexed” limit). The Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration have released a number of indexed figures for 2015. Limits of particular interest to employers include the following. For health and Section 125 … Continued

2015 Federal Poverty Guidelines | Illinois Benefits Broker

By Linda Rowings Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors The federal poverty level guidelines (FPL) are used for many purposes, including assessing eligibility for a premium tax credit for coverage purchased through the health Marketplace. Premium tax credits are available to individuals who have household income of 100% to 400% of FPL in states … Continued

3 Tips for Developing a Charitable Giving Strategy for Your Company

Just because the holidays are long over does not mean that the giving season has ended. Charitable giving can be incorporated into your company culture so that the joy is spread year-round and busted out of the “season.” Here are three things to consider when developing your corporate charitable giving strategy.

If it’s On-site, It’s Alright

During this period of health care reform, most employers are looking at ways to control health care costs while still maintaining a healthy workforce and providing excellent medical services to their employees. One of the ways to accomplish this goal is by having an on-site clinic or one that’s nearby.

Getting the Most out of Your Vision Benefit

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